January is usually a quiet month out at South Fork Nature Center.

This year, the wet weather has played havoc on some of our trees around the trails. The ground is so saturated that, combined with high winds, we’ve had a few trees down across our trails.

Our great supporters and volunteers from the Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists were out this month on multiple days doing trail work to clear and maintain our beautiful trails. Master Naturalists Charles Thompson, Bob Verboon and Larry Fliss used their MN skills in chopping up the downed trees blocking the trails. Additional hours were spent blowing the leaves from our trails to accommodate our visitors. Much thanks and appreciation are shared with these great volunteers. You’re what makes SFNC GREAT!